The government of Uganda has announced that sports betting is now banned in the country, saying that “sports betting companies have diverted the attention of the youth from hard work” and causes cash to flow out of the country.
South African designer Lukhanyo Mdingi creates distinctive fashion for his eponymous label. His steady rise has led to his debut at the New York Fashion Week: Men’s and Women’s Fall/Winter 2019, adding greater inclusivity to the fashion industry’s catwalks.
According to the European Patent Office, teff flour and associated food products were “invented” by a Dutch man named Jans Roosjen in 2003. This is despite the fact that teff has been an integral part of Ethiopian traditional food and culture for millennia.
Kenyan international policy and development expert Naisola Likimani has joined SheDecides. This is a movement launched in reaction to the Global Gag Rule, which banned all American NGOs active in other countries from receiving US federal funding should they provide any abortion services, information or referrals to women.
African cities take part in Car free days with Rwanda and Ethiopia taking the lead. The monthly or bi-monthly event is promoted by local NGOs and governments to promote a healthy lifestyle and fight air pollution.
“The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” is the story of a Malawian boy who puts his education and science to work to build a wind turbine, saving his village from famine. The film, set to debut on Netflix, was shot in Malawi despite investor concerns.
A 37-year-old Ugandan born woman has been convicted of mutilating her three-year-old daughter. She is the first person to be convicted, despite other female genital mutilation prosecutions having been brought to court in the UK. Those cases all ended in acquittals due to the lack of sufficient evidence.
The debate has been raging for the past eight years: Which African leader was the greater pioneer of Pan-Africanism – Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah or monarch and semi-deity Emperor Haile Selassie? Finally, both have been honoured with commemorative statues at the headquarters of the African Union.
Africa’s first hybrid electric vehicle was driven through Uganda’s business district, showcasing this advance in automation and the promising future of locally made energy-effective vehicles on local roads.